Golisopod (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Golisopod
Hard Scale Pokémon
グソクムシャ
Gusokumusha
#768
Golisopod



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Water
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Emergency Exit Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Bug and Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
6'07" 2.0 m
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Weight
238.1 lbs. 108.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
186
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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Atk
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Pokédex color
Gray
Base friendship
70
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Golisopod (Japanese: グソクムシャ Gusokumusha) is a dual-type Bug/Water Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Wimpod starting at level 30.

Biology

Golisopod is a large, arthropod Pokémon with a hunched, humanoid posture. It has a pale purple body covered with silver armor plating. It has a relatively small head with bright purple antennae that converge with its mandibles to form a mask around its eyes. The eyes themselves are black and angular with light gray pupils. Behind its head and curving down its back are several armor plates, each with a long protrusion curving up from each side. There is a small, greenish triangle marking on the center of each plate. Most of its lower body is exposed, but there is additional armor resembling a loincloth around its waist and smooth pieces encasing its thighs and feet. Its feet each have a single black claw. Golisopod has three pairs of arms. The two foremost pairs are thinner, encased in a silver exoskeleton, and each is tipped with a single, black claw. The hindmost pair of arms is longer and has much larger forearms. These large forearms both have three overlapping, armored plates on the back and two black claws. The plate closest to its claws is plain, while the last two each have two greenish, triangular markings.

Golisopod has a shell as tough as diamond and retractable claws that can cleave seawater in two. While it is skillful in battle, it often meditates peacefully deep in seaside caves. It is sometimes accompanied by Wimpod. Golisopod will do anything to win a fight. When it sees an opening to take advantage of, Golisopod will use the small claws on its front legs to finish off its opponent. Grapploct is the natural predator or prey of Golisopod, depending on who wins the fight. Golisopod was the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move First Impression until Generation VIII.

In the anime

 
Golisopod in the anime

Major appearances

Golisopod debuted in The Dealer of Destruction!, under the ownership of Guzma. It battled Ash's Pikachu, but due to its Emergency Exit Ability, it returned to its Poké Ball before a winner could be decided. Golisopod later served as Guzma's main Pokémon during the Manalo Conference.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM115 Golisopod Rotom Pokédex Golisopod, the Hard Scale Pokémon. A Bug and Water type. The shell on its body is as hard as a diamond. Its most powerful weapons are its claws, which it can extend and retract at will.

In the manga

 
Golisopod in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Guzma's Golisopod first appeared in The Announcement and the Prize. It was revealed to have evolved from a Wimpod.

Sordward's Golisopod appeared in PASS22. It broke into Professor Magnolia's mobile home in order to retrieve a device its Trainer wanted.

In the TCG

Main article: Golisopod (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #183
Alola
USUM: #222
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Sun With a flashing slash of its giant sharp claws, it cleaves seawater—or even air—right in two.
Moon It battles skillfully with its six arms, but spends most of its time peacefully meditating in caves deep beneath the sea.
Ultra Sun The shell covering its body is as hard as diamond. This Pokémon will do anything it takes to win.
Ultra Moon Its claws, which it can extend and retract at will, are its greatest weapons. Golisopod is sometimes accompanied by Wimpod.
Generation VIII Galar
#233
Galar
Isle of Armor #125
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword It will do anything to win, taking advantage of every opening and finishing opponents off with the small claws on its front legs.
Shield They live in sunken ships or in holes in the seabed. When Golisopod and Grapploct battle, the loser becomes the winner's meal.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Wimpod
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Evolve Wimpod
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Lake of Outrage
Rolling Fields, Dappled Grove, South Lake Miloch, Bridge Field (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Challenge Beach, Courageous Cavern (Wanderer)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo Sea, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Lental SeafloorLevel 2+
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Golisopod Appears
Masters EX
Sync Pair Scout (Guzma's)


Held items

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
125
117 - 194 229 - 383
140
130 - 211 256 - 416
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total:
530
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground ½×
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

Golisopod is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 First Impression Bug Physical 09090 100100% 10
011 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100100% 20
011 Sand Attack Ground Status 0000 100100% 15
011 Defense Curl Normal Status 0000 00——% 40
011 Spite Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
Evo.Evo. First Impression Bug Physical 09090 100100% 10
044 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
088 Fury Cutter Bug Physical 04040 09595% 20
1212 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 09595% 15
1616 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
2020 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 09595% 10
3636 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 09595% 20
4040 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
4444 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM07  TM07 Pin Missile Bug Physical 02525 095}}95% 20
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM22  TM22 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27  TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35  TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM45  TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM48  TM48 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM57  TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM59  TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM74  TM74 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM83  TM83 Razor Shell Water Physical 07575 095}}95% 10
TM85  TM85 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TR00  TR00 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR04  TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06  TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR16  TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR22  TR22 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR23  TR23 Spikes Ground Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR45  TR45 Muddy Water Water Special 09090 085}}85% 10
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR53  TR53 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR61  TR61 Bug Buzz Bug Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR74  TR74 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR78  TR78 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TR84  TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR87  TR87 Drill Run Ground Physical 08080 095}}95% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR98  TR98 Liquidation Water Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
       Aqua Jet Water Physical 40 100% 20
      
      
    
Harden Normal Status —% 30
      
  
Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
       Rollout Rock Physical 30 90% 20
      Wide Guard Rock Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Golisopod in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Golisopod in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Dual Chop Dragon Physical 04040 090}}90% 15
VII Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
VII Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
VII Laser Focus Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
VII Pain Split Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
VII Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Golisopod
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Golisopod
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 70 - 140   20

#797
 

Blindside
Sometimes erases two extra matching Pokémon elsewhere.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 81 Base Defense: 62 Base Speed: 60
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #120
This Pokémon meditates quietly on the ocean floor so that it can grow stronger. A Golisopod that has trained with its allies can slice a stone in half with one stroke.
Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 218 Base Defense: 226
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: N/A km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Wimpod
 Bug  Water 
 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Golisopod
 Bug  Water 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Golisopod images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Golisopod may be based on the giant isopod and the armor of a samurai.

Name origin

Golisopod may be a combination of Goliath and isopod.

Gusokumusha may be a combination of 大王具足虫 daiō-gusokumushi (giant isopod), 具足 gusoku (fully equipped), and 武者 musha (warrior).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese グソクムシャ Gusokumusha From 大王具足虫 daiō-gusokumushi, 具足 gusoku, and 武者 musha
  French Sarmuraï From samouraï and armure
  Spanish Golisopod Same as English name
  German Tectass From tectus and Assel
  Italian Golisopod Same as English name
  Korean 갑주무사 Gapjumusa From 갑주 (甲冑) gapju and 무사 (武者) musa
  Mandarin Chinese 具甲武者 Jùjiǎwǔzhě From 具甲 jùjiǎ and 武者 wǔzhě
  Cantonese Chinese 具甲武者 Geuihgaapmóuhjé From 具甲 geuihgaap and 武者 móuhjé


External links

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